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Welcome to the second Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up of 2013!

Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up is a light and casual Saturday night puzzle party -- a way to have some fun together and to get the brains in gear for Sunday night when the regular Sunday Puzzle, with more difficult puzzles, goes up.

Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up posts Saturday nights at 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST.
Sunday Puzzle posts Sunday nights at 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST.

On tap for tomorrow: In addition to the regular JulieCrostic there will be a new set of 20 Bad Translations, courtesy of science. Should be fun!

Meanwhile, tonight's warm-up puzzle awaits! Since this summer I've been doing themes for these Saturday night puzzles. During blueberry season the theme was great currently-published comic book series. Other themes have included things it would be nice to have, Hell to Pay candidates, things to be thankful for, and foods everyone loves. What will the theme be this first month of 2013? Come on down, solve the puzzle, and find out!

First, for those of you who enjoy a hard challenge, here's a new Crypto-Gremlin. The text in bold is a quote; the unbolded text gives the name of the person who said this.

[NOTE: The quote isn't long enough for you to get all the letters of the source's name; but once you have the quote you can Google it and discover the source that way.]

“Gut stage bed gp fitzolgo gut hygyit moay gp wormtrge nogo.”

 Nevery Wed

NOTE: If you don't know how Crypto-Gremlins differ from regular cryptograms, click here for full instructions.

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And now, for your Saturday night enjoyment, here is tonight's JulieCrostic.  

NOTE: If you're not familiar with JulieCrostics, don't panic!  An explanation of how they work and an example of a solved puzzle are provided directly below tonight's puzzle.
1. peace activist and co-founder of 80-year-old movement
2. funny Kaufman
3. convenient

4. posed
5. oven
6. tiny bits

7. without exception
8. kind of tale
9. delay

10. pretend
11. converse
12. competition

13. encountered
14. abound
15. dramatize

16. mature
17. wizard
18. skin rash

19. in thing
20. dim
21. destined

22. likewise
23. bender
24. canine

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How to solve JulieCrostics

For those of you unfamiliar with this kind of puzzle, what you do is solve the clues and write the answers in rows. In tonight's puzzle there are 7 rows with 3 answers per row.

Each word in a row contains all the letters of the previous word, plus one new letter. Write the added letters in the space between the word which doesn't have it and the word which does. The vertical columns created by the added letters will spell out a word or phrase.

An example of how this looks is provided below.

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last week's puzzle:

 1. went down
 2. storage containers
 3. benediction

 4. circle
 5. twist
 6. circuitry

 7. hurries
 8. suck on a breast
 9. second showings

10. colleague
11. admire and clean oneself
12. ask forgiveness

13. criticizes
14. Mice Cubes are good ones
15. meal

16. box
17. what you probably prefer your cat not do
18. settles a debt

19. a ruminant
20. inhibit
21. affectionate

the answer  to last week's puzzle:
sank  T  tanks  H  thanks
ring  W  wring  I  wiring
runs  E  nurse  R  reruns
peer  N  preen  T  repent
raps  T  traps  E  repast
spar  Y  spray  E  repays
deer  T  deter  N  tender
The verticals read TWENTYT  HIRTEEN -- which, spaced out properly,  spell out twenty thirteen. Happy new year, Sunday Puzzlers!
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